Microsoft BizSpark - Microsoft BizSpark is a global program that helps software startups succeed by giving them access to Microsoft software development tools, connecting them with key industry players, including investors, and providing marketing visibility to help entrepreneurs starting a business. Microsoft BizSpark is a worldwide partner of the Founder Institute, providing software, support, facilities, and mentoring to many entrprenuers within the Fouder Insitute network. Learn more about our partnership here, and sign-up for BizSpark here.


iMinds

iMinds is an independent research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation. The IBBT team offers companies and organizations active support in research and development. It brings together companies, authorities, and non-profit organizations to join forces on research projects. Both technical and non-technical issues are addressed within each of these projects.


ICAB is a technology incubator for entrepreneurs wishing to start a business in the field of ICT or Engineering.


The BetaGroup is the largest Belgian network of Internet, software, mobile technology and online media, with over  3,500 Web  professionals and entrepreneurs . It organizes a monthly pitch slam for startups attended by 350+ people and also runs a coworking space in Brussels.


Trends Tendances Magazine
 
Trends-Tendances is the main Belgian economic magazine.

Marketing on the beach

Marketing On The Beach is an editoral project of Technofutur Tic to develop web entrepreneurship in Wallonia and Nord Pas de Calais. They are particularly focused on e-commerce and e-marketing.


The Westartup community exists to help Belgian entrepreneurs move from dreams to reality.  At Westartup, entrepreneurs can also look for co-founders, partners, service providers, and investors. Co-creation based.  


The Café Numérique is a non-profit association which organizes weekly technology meetings in  Brussels and Liège. Its objective is to promote innovation and teach anyone interested about new technologies.  The meetings are free and open to everyone.


Tech Podcast Brussels Belgium

 Techbrew is  a podcast about technology and tech events happening in Belgium.


Webmission is a group of Belgian web tech & mobile entrepreneurs, bloggers, journalists, developers and tech enthusiasts that have voluntarily joined forces to promote abroad the many good ideas and projects that are brewing in Belgium.

Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

Founder Institute to Host First ‘FounderX’ Gathering of its Global Startup Network

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier startup launch program, is proud to host its first ever FounderX event, a private gathering of the FI Network in Silicon Valley that will bring together some of the biggest industry leaders from around the world. This 3-day long event from May 4 - 6, 2016 will feature a series of ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza 1 day ago

How to Build a Marketplace Business, According to the Co-Founder of Udemy

One reason why conceiving a marketplace business is so seductive to entrepreneurs is the possibility of sitting back and watching the money roll once you’ve acquired enough businesses and customers. However, marketplace businesses are notoriously difficult to launch, a point emphasized by Erin Bali, co-founder and chairman... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-27

Cashless Payment Startup Pouch to Pitch at Tech in Asia Singapore 2016

Trying to organize and attend events can become a real hassle when you consider how many elements go into each process. However, now that we're living in the era of wireless technology, things are starting to change how we manage organizing and even doing payments. Cashless payment startup Pouch is soon to pitch at Tech in Asia... (more available)

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Posted by Travis Levell on 2016-04-27

Infographic: How to Make the Leap from Employee to Entrepreneur

Countless employees every day dream of launching their own company. They feel that they either have the correct skills or ideas to be able to enter an industry and create a successful business. But they haven't pursued any of their business ideas yet. Why is that? If you have had an idea for a company, but have not yet pursued ... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-25

The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Los Angeles Startup Ecosystem Ever Created (200+ resources)

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communiti... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-04-25

Begin Your Entrepreneurial Journey at a Free Startup Event

The Founder Institute hosts thousands of free startup events across the globe each year, in over 110 cities across six continents. These events are designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs improve their ideas and entrepreneurial skills, all in a low-pressure environment. At Founder Institute events, you can ... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-25

The Startup Glossary: Corporate Branding

The corporate branding stage is where startups begin to turn their product(s) into an established brand. Successful startups use this phase to forge name recognition and carve a lasting place in the marketplace. These companies determine the strengths of their brand's perception and play to these strengths.&n... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-25

TeaBook Uses Global Partners to Provide a Traditional Tea Experience

To keep calm, most people live life in moderation. Jeffrey McIntosh doesn't take life in moderation; he takes it to the extreme. His extreme, almost nutty personality, translates to his new company, Teabook. His life before starting Teabook was extreme, but in a negative way.  An Inspiration That Seeps McI... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-22

5 Best Kept Startup Secrets

Building and growing a startup is a daunting task for every founder. Luckily, serial entrepreneur Jay Samit has kindly shared his wisdom to make the process a little easier. With over 30 years of experience in the digital media space, Samit currently serves as the CEO of SeaChange International, and is the author of Disrupt You!... (more available)

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Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2016-04-21

Startups from Paris Continue to Impress on a Global Stage. See the Top Paris FI Grads

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has helped more than 70 new technology companies launch in our Paris chapter in just over 5 years. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of the top ... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-21

Silicon Valley-based Founder Institute Officially Launches New Startup Program in Cordoba Argentina

The Founder Institute, the world’s premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, announced today that it is officially launching its newest chapter in Cordoba, Argentina. The Silicon-Valley based program decided to officially launch in Cordoba after a successful test launch this year attracted over 3... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-21

FI Grad Retailigence Acquired by ShopAdvisor, as Smart Shopping Gets Smarter

Earlier this week, Founder Institute Silicon Valley graduate Retailigence was acquired by ShopAdvisor, the leader in retail proximity marketing, analytics and mobile shopping, for an undisclosed sum.  Retailigence, a hyperlocal marketing platform that drives qualified foot traffic into retail stores by matching them with co... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-20

How to Start a $100k Blog with $0 in Startup Capital: 7 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets

Every founder knows (or should know) that having a quality blog is integral to a startup's success. Not only is it an effective way to build your company's brand among your audience, but it's also essential to establish trust with your customers. However, did you know that running a blog can be a lucrative business in and of it... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-20

Peer-to-Peer Carsharing Service TravelerCar Raises $5.6 Million in Funding

Since the beginning of last year, TravelerCar has been partnering with MAIF to acquire a custom insurance solution that works with the unique needs of this business. Now, MAIF and other funding partners have contributed $5.6 million in funding to help take TravelerCar further, as reported by Robin Wauters in the VentureBeat arti... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-18

"It’ll Be a Massive Bloodbath" - Chamath Palihapitiya on Startup Trends [VIDEO]

At the 16th Founder Showcase, audiences were treated to a special Q&A session between Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and Managing Partner of The Social+Capital Partnership, and owner of the NBA's Golden State Warriors; and Jessica E. Lessin, Founder & Editor in Chief at The Information. Do you wa... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-18

The Startup Glossary: Sales & First Customers

The sales generation stage is where startups begin to carve out their position in the marketplace. Successful startups reach out to customers in innovative ways while also maximizing the amount of customers arriving through their funnel. These companies critically evaluate their sales meth... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-18

The 10 Most Popular Startup Revenue Models

Regardless of how good your product, service, or app is, it’s only useful when you can get it into the hands of your target customers. But once you’ve got a finalized offering, selling it should be easy, right? Not really. There are countless factors that need to be taken into account when you set out to bring your p... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-17

Are these Startups the Future of SE Asia? Check out the top FI Graduates from the Region.

The Founder Institute, the world's premier idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program, has helped more than 250 new technology companies launch in its chapters in Southeast Asia. Since its launch in 2009, FI has contributed greatly to the local startup ecosystem while providing mentorship from some of the top entrepr... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-14

6 Reasons Why Your App Hasn’t Gone Viral

Since so many people rely on their smartphones to help them in their daily lives, it's no wonder why so many startups got their start by building an app. And while there are countless apps to manage nearly everything, from health and fitness to professional and recreational habits and beyond, it's easy for beginning founders to ... (more available)

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The Most Comprehensive Guide to the Munich Startup Ecosystem Ever Created (350+ Resources)

Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth. The Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every stage of their startup journey, and outline a basic framework for communities to map ... (more available)

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Posted by Paula Taas on 2016-04-12

The Launch Stage: Resources You’ll Need To Start Up In Munich

Startup ecosystems in various parts of the globe can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers. Being able to utilize available resources, however, is detrimental for local startups and community growth. Our Startup Ecosystem Canvas seeks to provide local entrepreneurs with a clear list of resources for every... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-12

The Founder Institute is Looking for Startup Ecosystem Leaders. Do You Have What It Takes?

Do you want to be a leader in your local startup ecosystem? The Founder Institute (the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program) is on a mission to "Globalize Silicon Valley" and is looking for local startup leaders to launch new chapters around the world. Founder Institute Directors play an essential ro... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-11

Top 10 Business Apps for Startups

In the tech world, many people strive to stay on the cutting edge by taking advantage of the newest, most innovative technologies. That is not what this post is about. This post is about the top 10 most helpful business apps for startups. These are established, refined products that your business really should - at the very leas... (more available)

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Posted by Drew Zias on 2016-04-11

The Startup Glossary: Lean Product Development

The lean product development stage is where startups turn their ideas into reality. Successful startups use analytical approaches to craft a useful product and make critical tweaks based on observing customer-product interactions. Hungry for more startup terms? Take a look at all ten sections of our Sta... (more available)

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Posted by Joe Garza on 2016-04-11

Kindara Uses Data to Change the World of Women’s Reproductive Health

Kindara, a Graduate of the New York Founder Institute, was recently covered by Moira Weigel in the Guardian article, "‘Fitbit for your period’: the rise of fertility tracking". This fertility thermometer and connected app was first developed by William Sacks and Katherine Bicknell in 201... (more available)

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